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The Effect of Online Sunspot Data on Visual Solar Observers


Kristine Larsen

Physics and Earth Sciences, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053

Presented at the 100th Spring Meeting of the AAVSO, May 22, 2011; Received June 29, 2011; revised September 13, 2011; accepted September 14, 2011


Solar observing affords opportunities for amateurs and students to contribute to the AAVSO. This study explores the use of online solar data and photographs in training solar observers, and the bias effects such data can have when not used judicially.

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